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Paneer Makhani

Bindiya Sharma
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Paneer Makhani RECIPE

A creamy, melt in the mouth vegetarian delight that's a crowd pleaser. The rich, mellow taste comes from the addition of cashewnuts.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Kitty Parties
  • Punjabi
  • Simmering
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Paneer/cottage cheese- 200gms, cubed
  2. tomatoes- 5 medium, pureed
  3. ginger-Garlic paste- 1 tsp
  4. Green chilli- 1, minced
  5. Cahewnuts- 1/4 cup, soaked in 1/4 cup Milk
  6. Desi ghee(clarified butter)- 2tbsp
  7. Deggi mirch- 1 tsp
  8. bay leaves- 2
  9. Garam masala- 1 tsp
  10. Kasoori methi- 1 tsp, crushed
  11. Salt and little sugar to taste
  12. Handful of coriander leaves to garnish


  1. Heat ghee in a heavy pan and add in the bay leaf alongwith the ginger garlic paste, saute for a minute then tip in the tomato puree, cook till thick and oil separates.
  2. Make a paste of the cashewnuts in the processor, add to the gravy, alongwith the deggi mirch and minced green chilli.
  3. Add salt and sugar to taste and mix well. Now tip in the paneer cubes, garam masala and kasuri methi and cook for two minutes, covered. Garnish with the coriander leaves.
  4. Do not overcook the paneer. Serve hot with tandoori rotis, naans or butter chapatis.

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Tulika Bhargava
Tulika Bhargava   Apr-10-2018

Bahut hee simple tareeke se bataya hai ....try jrror karege

Bhanu Mishra
Bhanu Mishra   Mar-26-2018

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